A bit of a challenge

I'm finally getting round to an article series on how to replicate my use of applications for iOS devices on Android and Windows. For the purpose of this case study I've gathered the necessary devices and have started to configure the Windows Surface RT and Nokia Lumia 520. However before I even start, I've become increasingly frustrated by how few of my foundational apps are available on the Windows Store. Whilst I realise that it will get easier over time as more and more apps make it onto the Store, I feel like I'm going backwards a little and it's going to prove even more of a challenge than I thought.

Whilst I can accept that my favourite daily to-do list tracker, Any.do, may not be available just yet, I was immediately frustrated to find no 'native' apps for Dropbox and Google Drive. I even found that Instagram for Windows is still in beta.

With both Google and Apple having announced more than a million available apps each this year, Windows with a tenth that number has a long way to go. It will definitely be an interesting week when I do the Windows trial and I'm beginning to wonder if it will be possible to replicate the same level of digital productivity on that platform as I already have going on the mature iOS and Android markets.
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